The Financial Aid Office’s primary goal is to work with you and your family to achieve your educational goals. After all, your education is an investment in your future. Through scholarships, grants, federal student loans and employment opportunities, 99% of Thiel students receive assistance.
Financial aid administered by Thiel College’s Financial Aid Office is electronically disbursed to the student’s account no earlier than 10 days prior to the start of each term and continues on an as-needed basis, based on fulfillment of student eligibility requirements. Disbursement dates are contingent upon the student completing all necessary paperwork and meeting the enrollment requirements for the grant/scholarship/loan. Federal loan monies require completing the master promissory note (MPN) and entrance counseling online prior to disbursement.
Scholarships give students the opportunity to fund their education without worrying about having to pay the money back. There are several different types of scholarships available to students based on their individual strengths. For example, merit-based scholarships are given to those who have achieved academic success. There are also scholarships that are awarded to students who have devoted their time to community service and involvement. Scholarships are also available for students that are active leaders in various clubs and organizations.
Not only can students apply for scholarships awarded by Thiel, but also those funded by other organizations. View our full list of scholarship options to learn more.
Please note: Thiel College offers Division III athletics and therefore we do not award athletic scholarships.
Grants are funds that are awarded through federal, state and/or college resources that do not have to be repaid. Awards are primarily based on financial need as determined by FAFSA, and students or parents must complete a FAFSA form in order to be considered for these grants. Types of grants include: Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, State Grants and those awarded by Thiel. View our full list of grant options to learn more.
Loans are available for educational purposes but must be repaid. Student loans typically can be deferred while enrolled on at least a half-time basis. Loans also are available for parents to help pay expected out-of-pocket costs. To apply for all federal student loans, you must first fill out a FAFSA form. Further explanations of the different kinds of loans available can be found on Thiel’s loans page.
Students have an opportunity to work, primarily on-campus, to earn money that can be put towards covering college costs. These funds are not directly deducted from your student billing, but can be used toward tuition or personal expenses. Learn more about working at Thiel on our student employment page.
Thiel College is able to provide some form of financial assistance to most students. When you consider the generous academic scholarship awards and the availability of financial aid based on need at Thiel, you will understand why the net cost is so manageable. Use the net price calculator to get started. Interested in learning more? Contact the financial aid office or request more information today!